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Johnson, Lynell; Hess, Robert D. – Social Education, 1984
A national citizenship survey, in which over 600,000 students in grades two through junior high school participated, showed that students have a positive but realistic view of their government, take their responsibility as citizens--and their right of free speech--seriously, and love their country because it is a free country. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Research
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Croom, Beverly Jo – Social Education, 1978
Students can learn about the elderly by surveying themselves about their knowledge and attitudes; interviewing elderly people; analyzing cartoons depicting the elderly in our society; investigating volunteer opportunities for people over 65; working in nursing homes; and finding out about associations of elderly people. (AV)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Learning Activities, Older Adults, Public Opinion
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Power, Ann; Rush, Carole – Social Education, 1974
A collection of student writings reflects a diversity of topics, views, and concerns. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Concept, Social Attitudes
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Allen, Rodney F. – Social Education, 1974
An activity is suggested as one method of examining lifestyle implications of diverse commitments and values to help students deal with both social and personal concerns. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Conflict, Learning Activities, School Role, Self Actualization
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Hertzberg, Hazel W. – Social Education, 1972
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Fadden, John; Mofsie, Louis – Social Education, 1972
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Avery, Patricia G.; And Others – Social Education, 1991
Describes a study of the global orientations of 187 tenth grade students. Reports that, although students often described their communities and states in positive terms, they tended to associate social problems with the national and world spheres. Suggests that a geopolitical focus could broaden the dialogue among students, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Global Approach, Grade 10, High School Students
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O'Brien, Ed – Social Education, 1999
Asserts that educators need to teach about human rights issues, such as social and economic rights, in the social studies curriculum because these issues are disregarded throughout the country. Defines human rights, discusses the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and provides two lessons. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Ideology
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Benoit, Bob – Social Education, 1991
Presents a classroom exercise to help rural high school students see that xenophobic attitudes have existed throughout U.S. history. Suggests showing that the culture has survived and been enriched by each new wave of immigration. Lists typical attitudes toward immigrants, especially in rural areas where immigrants rarely are encountered. (DK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Democracy, History Instruction, Immigrants
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Barth, James L.; And Others – Social Education, 1993
Contends that student alienation cannot be solved by improved instructional methodology or curriculum content reform. Argues that the citizenship education goals of social studies cannot be taught effectively because societal values do not support schools or teachers. Provides five suggestions on policies that might address these issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Craig, Robert – Social Education, 1993
Contends that the development and use of moral imagination helps students become sensitive to social justice issues and should be encouraged. Asserts that this process will encourage students to become cognizant of the tension between private beliefs and public behavior. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction